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2017/18 Season

Artistic Director’s Welcome @americanrep #BedlamSense

WELCOME TO BEDLAM'S SENSE & SENSIBILITY This holiday season, it is a pleasure to gather around stories—especially ones with strong female leads—to celebrate imagination and compassion. Jane Austen’s novel was adapted for this production by Kate Hamill. In recent adaptations including Sense & Sensibility, as well as Vanity Fair and Pride and Prejudice, Kate continues to demonstrate an exceptional talent for bringing classic literature to new, contemporary life onstage. This production is directed by Eric Tucker, the Artistic Director of Bedlam. This up-and-coming theater company burst onto the Boston theater scene with Saint Joan, presented at Central Square Theater in 2015. Since then, Bedlam has brought an exuberant, kinetic theatricality to texts including including Peter Pan, Twelfth Night, The Seagull, and Hamlet (returning to Boston in repertory with Saint Joan at ArtsEmerson in March 2018).

Original Artwork: ABM/Amanda Bohan, Micah Logdon.

Both Kate and Eric make their A.R.T. debuts with this production. With constant motion and an irresistible sense of play, these artists have found a physical form for Austen’s signature combination of energy, cleverness, and compassion. In the process, they have created a woman-centered classic for our own time. Thank you for joining us.

DIANE PAULUS The Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director American Repertory Theater









DEC. 17 - JAN. 7 $20 TICKETS | $15 KIDS & STUDENTS

American Repertory Theater



Written by KATE HAMILL Adapted from the novel by JANE AUSTEN Scenic Design JOHN McDERMOTT

Costume Design ANGELA HUFF

Associate Director AUBREY SNOWDEN

Lighting Design LES DICKERT


Production Stage Manager BRETT ANDERS* Choreography ALEXANDRA BELLER

Staging and Direction by ERIC TUCKER First performance at the Loeb Drama Center on December 10, 2017. Bedlam and A.R.T. are grateful to Sarah Hancock for her support. The A.R.T 2017/18 Season is dedicated to President Drew Faust in recognition of her extraordinary leadership in making the arts an integral part of the cognitive life of Harvard University. A.R.T. SEASON SUPPORT

The A.R.T. 2017/18 Season is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Singer-songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette of Jagged Little Pill

2017/18 at the A.R.T.


The White Card

The festival features a collaboration between an internationally acclaimed dancer and award-winning violinist; duets staged as duels between three pairs of performers; and a musical meditation on the lives of black men and women lost as a result of police brutality over the past year. These newly developed pieces by American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) artists will be performed at venues around Harvard Square.

At a dinner party thrown by an influential Manhattan couple for an up-and-coming artist, questions arise about what—and who—is actually on display. This world-premiere play poses the question, “Can American society progress if whiteness stays invisible?”

HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True

January 26 - February 11, 2018

Featuring a cast of leading Nigerian actresses, HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True is inspired by multigenerational stories of inequality and transformation. Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, the show celebrates the women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions.

February 24 - March 18, 2018

Jagged Little Pill May 5 - June 30, 2018

Including nineties anthems /1$ƫ/ “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” Jagged Little Pill (1995) established singer-songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette as an alternative rock icon. Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin) directs this world premiere musical based on the groundbreaking album with a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno).

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December 15 - 18, 2017



(in alphabetical order)

Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele/ Mrs. Ferrars........................................................LISA BIRNBAUM* Marianne Dashwood...........................................JESSICA FREY* Mrs. Jennings............................................................NIGEL GORE* Fanny (Ferrars) Dashwood/ Lucy Steele/Lady Middleton..........................KATIE HARTKE* Elinor Dashwood....................MAGGIE ADAMS McDOWELL* Colonel Brandon/Thomas/ Lady Middleton..............................JAMES PATRICK NELSON* Margaret Dashwood.....................................VIOLETA PICAYO* Sir John Middleton/Servant/ Doctor.........................................................................RYAN QUINN* John Willoughby/ John Dashwood.......................................BENJAMIN RUSSELL* Edward/Robert Ferrars/ Lady Middleton..............................................JAMIE SMITHSON* DANCE CAPTAIN VIOLETA PICAYO*

UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance.


For Elinor Dashwood: BRIDGET HABERECHT For Marianne Dashwood: KATIE RICH For Margaret Dashwood/Anne Steele: YENI PARK For Mrs. Dashwood: LAURA YUMI SNELL* For John Dashwood: BLAKE EDWARDS For Edward Ferrars: SHAWN JAIN For Fanny (Ferrars) Dashwood: ERIN NICOLE WASHINGTON For Colonel Brandon: NATHANIEL WEISS For John Willoughby: JESSE FRIEDMAN For Sir John Middleton: RAFAEL MARINHO For Mrs. Jennings: CHRISTINA BROWN For Lady Middleton: ME'LISA SELLERS* For Lucy Steele: SARA SEYED For Robert Ferrars: PETER GIOVINE

ADDITIONAL STAFF Assistant Stage Manager................................................TAYLOR BRENNAN* Assistant Scenic Designer................................................CLIFTON CHADICK Assistant Lighting Designer................................CHRISTOPHER GILMORE Assistant Sound Designer...............................STEPHANIE YACKOVETSKY Assistant Choreographer.....................................................VIOLETA PICAYO A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg........................ANNABETH LUCAS Substitute Production Stage Manager (Jan. 1 - Jan. 14).........................HEATHER ENGLANDER* Substitute Assistant Stage Manager (Jan. 8 - Jan. 14)....................................ALYCIA MARUCCI*

Rehearsed at New 42nd Street® Additional equipment provided by Sound Associates, Christie Lites, and ALPS.

SPECIAL THANKS Julia Putnam, Theresa Hindersinn, Laura Knutzen, and the team at New 42nd Street Katie Young, Caroline Englander, Diane Healey

(*) Member of Actors' Equity Association The show runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.


A Note from Playwright Kate Hamill Quite often, I get asked: “What made you adapt Sense & Sensibility?” The truth is: an odd combination of love and frustration. I love the theater. The theater, specifically; unlike film, it’s ephemeral— changing from night to night, from show to show. A group of people gather in a room together and enact an old, old ritual: the audience and actors, all feeling and breathing together. I love the theater for its potential—for the empathy it can awaken. Nothing makes me feel more connected to others than when I experience a truly amazing play or musical, whether from onstage or off: when I find myself laughing and crying openly for the lives of imaginary human beings. Nothing cures me of loneliness like seeing the secrets of others’ hearts onstage. And I love the classics: both theatrical and literary. I love stories that are so powerful they’ve stayed with us for centuries. My love for Jane Austen’s writing began when I was a teenager in a small town in rural America. Reading the novels of a woman who had died centuries before I was born, I recognized the eccentricities of my own neighbors. I read about people just like me, who struggled to reconcile their consciences with the dictates of society. And I felt a strong sense of kinship with Jane Austen—an intense love for her work that’s gone on to shape my life… the frustration came a bit later. I grew up and moved out of that small town, and started working as an actor in New York City. Quickly, I became frustrated by the dearth of complex, female-centered characters and storylines in the theater. And it wasn’t just me: I had so many friends— talented, trained, passionate female artists—who were dropping out of the business for lack of opportunity. For millennia, women working in the theater were largely relegated to playing tertiary characters in male

"I became frustrated by the dearth of complex, femalecentered characters and storylines in the theater."


Photo: Sub/Urban Photography.

narratives: the girlfriend, the wife, the prostitute. This is particularly true, of course, in my beloved classics: there are three female roles for every sixteen male roles in Shakespeare, for example. Now, there are some great roles for girlfriends, wives, prostitutes, but I was tired of women losing the chance to lead the stories (and thus losing out on career opportunities). I wanted to create women-centered narratives. I wanted to create new female classics. And then I thought, where better to start than with Jane Austen: also a young woman, and one with whom I had felt a long-standing connection? I started writing. The play born of that love and frustration—Sense & Sensibility—has gone on to productions in theaters nationwide, employing dozens of women and men in a female-centered storyline. I think its popularity is a testament to how many people—like me—are hungering for female-centered stories. I’m very proud to have Sense & Sensibility at A.R.T., directed by Eric Tucker, who directed the world premiere and several ensuing productions, all of which bear Bedlam’s invariably inventive and exciting style. The theater offers powerful opportunities for connection: with our past, with others, with ourselves. I adapted Sense & Sensibility because I believe so deeply that the classics belong to everyone. When we ensure that narratives of all types can take center stage, we know that we can all be protagonists, no matter our gender or background or circumstance: heroes—or heroines—of our own stories.

Kate Hamill is the playwright of Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility (in which she originated the role of Marianne). Her other adaptations include Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, and Little Women (forthcoming). This article originally appeared in the A.R.T. Guide, available in the theater lobby and online. 9


Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa Jan. 26 - Feb. 11, 2018 Featuring a cast of leading Nigerian actresses (Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola, Ufuoma McDermott, Elvina Ibru, Omonor, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Rita Edward, Debbie Ohiri, Odenike), Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True combines song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, celebrating the women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions.

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A Note from Director Eric Tucker

Photo: David Noles.

Jane Austen would have loved Facebook. She would have spent endless hours tweeting her friends all about Edward Ferrars’ newest waistcoat. She’d have instagrammed and snapchatted her way through London society. She’d have thoroughly enjoyed watching Mr. Darcy on “The Bachelor” with a bevy of eligible, young creatures swarming and swooning around him each week. When commenting on Jane as a teenager, one of her neighbors called her: “the prettiest, silliest, most affected, husband-hunting butterfly” she ever remembered. Although she was liberal with her relationship advice, Jane herself never married. She did, however, write some of the most memorable and enduring love stories the world has ever known. As in Shakespeare, Austen’s characters are three-dimensional, fully formed, magnificent (however flawed) human beings. Austen’s stories resonate with us today because not all that much has really changed about people. We love gossip and intrigue and celebrity. We fall in love with people we can’t have and people we shouldn’t have and people our parents hate. We find love and lose love and talk about love and dream about love and obsess about love. Some of us have happy endings, and some of us don’t. People get married and have babies and spend their lives together after falling in love, and sometimes love has nothing to do with it. So we’re telling this story not because Jane Austen would have been a ferocious tweeter (if I loved you less I might be able to talk about it more), but because Jane Austen was writing about all of us for all time. Because she’s insightful and funny and deliciously witty and edgier than we remember, and because she wrote one of the best endings a story has ever had since Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. I think that if Jane Austen had written plays, they’d sound like this one. And if she were alive, we’d totally be Facebook friends.

Eric Tucker is the Artistic Director of Bedlam and the Director of Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility. He was named the Wall Street Journal Director of the Year in 2014. Recent productions include Bedlam's Peter Pan, Vanity Fair, Women of Will, and Hamlet & Saint Joan (playing at ArtsEmerson in March 2018).



LISA BIRNBAUM Mrs Dashwood/Anne Steele/Mrs. Ferrars A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Fu%king Up Everything, Elektra Theatre; Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party, Acorn Theatre; Lizzie Borden, Living Theatre. Regional: Sense & Sensibility (Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Production), Folger Theatre; Lysistrata, Connecticut Rep; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Playmakers Rep; Italian American Reconciliation, Long Wharf Theatre; The Cry of the Reed, Huntington Theatre Company; The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare Theatre Company; All’s Well That Ends Well, Yale Rep; Romeo and Juliet, Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV: “Deception”; “Law & Order”; “What Would You Do”; “Guiding Light.” Education/Training: MFA,Yale School of Drama.

NIGEL GORE Mrs. Jennings A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: A Doll’s House and The Father, Theater for a New Audience; Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility, Bedlam’s The Seagull, The Sheen Center; Women of Will, Gym at Judson, Shanghai, Prague, The Hague, Mexico. Regional: The Tempest (Prospero, BTCA Best Actor nomination), Shakespeare & Company; Antony & Cleopatra, Folger Theatre; Richard III (Richard, Westword Denver’s Best Actor Award), Colorado Shakespeare Festival; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actor), Publick Theatre; Nicholas Nickleby (Elliot Norton Award nomination for Outstanding Actor), Lyric Stage; Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Oldcastle Theatre; Julius Caesar, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Prague Shakespeare Company. Film: The Last Knights.

JESSICA FREY Marianne Dashwood A.R.T: Debut. Off-Broadway: Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (OffBroadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Gym at Judson; Clown Bar, Pipeline Theatre Company; Powerhouse, Sinking Ship Productions; The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Atlantic. New York: Giant Killer Slugs, Pipeline Theatre Company; Twelfth Night (Viola), Esperance Theater Company. Regional: King Lear (Cordelia), All’s Well That Ends Well (Helena), Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. TV: “The Characters”; “BASIC WITCH.” Education/ Training: BFA, NYU/Atlantic Acting School.

KATIE HARTKE Fanny (Ferrars) Dashwood/Lucy Steele/ Lady Middleton A.R.T.: Debut. New York: Othello, Epic Theatre; Life is a Dream, Flux Theater; Wonder of the World, Core Theatre; Twelfth Night, Youth & Ambition, Esperance Theater Company. Regional: ten seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Cul-de-Sac, Half Moon; Clybourne Park, Love/Sick, Shadowland; Love/Sick, Arc Stages; A Christmas Carol, Portland Stage; Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, Middlebury Actors Workshop. TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Guiding Light,” “College Humor,” "The Circuit." Education/ Training: BM, Catholic University; Circle In the Square Theatre School.

MAGGIE ADAMS McDOWELL Elinor Dashwood A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Sense & Sensibility (Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Production), Folger Theatre; The Liar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Song for a Future Generation, Williamstown Theatre Festival; The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Time Stands Still, Cape May Stage; The Winter’s Tale, Julius Caesar, Vermont Shakespeare Festival; The Taming of the Shrew, Texas Shakespeare Festival. Workshops: Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, HERE, Fresh Ground Pepper, Tiny Rhino. Education/Training: BFA, NYU Tisch.

VIOLETA PICAYO Margaret Dashwood/ Assistant Choreographer/ Dance Captain A.R.T.: Debut. OffBroadway: Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Gym at Judson. New York: Julius Caesar, Pocket Universe; RadioBABEL, SITI Lab; This Is How I Don’t Know How to Dance, SITI Company; The Taming of the Shrew, Tale Told. Regional: Young Playwrights Festival, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. International: Thyestes, One Year Lease; American Blues, The Importance of Being Earnest, Edinburgh Fringe. Education/ Training: SITI Conservatory, National Theater Institute, Vassar College.

JAMES PATRICK NELSON Colonel Brandon/ Thomas/Lady Middleton A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Three Sisters, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ivanov, Classic Stage Company; Rutherford and Son, Mint Theater; The Death of Bessie Smith, New Brooklyn Theater; Old Familiar Faces (Innovative Theater nomination), Players Theater; The Maids, Outliers Theater; The Second Sun, Pershing Square Signature Center. Regional: Sense & Sensibility (Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Production), Folger Theatre; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Mirror Repertory; Pericles, Berkeley Rep; The Duchess of Malfi, Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Romeo and Juliet, All’s Well That Ends Well, Knight of the Burning Pestle, American Shakespeare Center. TV: “In Between Men,” “Adam,” “Love in Kilnerry,” “Being,” “The Second Sun.” Education/Training: BFA, Boston University.

RYAN QUINN Sir John Middleton/ Servant/Doctor A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Whorl Inside a Loop, Second Stage; The Killer, King Lear, Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, Theater for a New Audience; Dead Dog Park, 59E59; Vanity Fair, Pearl Theatre. New York: Binibon, The Kitchen; Frag, The Stranger, HERE; Twelfth Night, Youth and Ambition, Esperance Theater Company. Regional: Yellowman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Hamlet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Old Globe; The King Stag, Yale Rep; eight seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. TV/Film: "The Blacklist: Redemption," "Person of Interest," "The Circuit," OVUM. Ryan serves as Artistic Director for Esperance Theater Company ( Education/Training: MFA, Yale School of Drama.



Queer Heartache

February 9 & 10, 2018

Kit Yan is an award-winning, queer, trans, Asian-American poet from Hawaii. Queer Heartache is a solo slam poetry show that explores his identities, asks what queer hearts and families are made of, and interrogates the forces that constantly work to break them apart.

Dragon Lady

March 22 - 24, 2018

By the light of the karaoke machine, Grandma Maria, fueled by pork dumplings and diet Pepsi, shares a dark secret from her Filipino gangster past with one lucky grandchild. Traversing 50 years of faulty family memories, Seattle-based performer Sara Porkalob presents this timely new musical about what it means to come to America.

Wig Out!

April 26 - May 13, 2018

Sizzling with sincerity and style, and fueled by a pop-filled playlist, this exhilarating show by the writer of the cinematic sensation Moonlight brings the riotous, defiant drag queen sub-culture of the early 2000s to glorious, vivid life. Presented in collaboration with Company One Theatre.


Now in its third year bringing world-class cabaret and solo performance to CambridgeČƫ0h%/ series was founded by Quinn Cox and is produced in partnership with Provincetown’s Afterglow Festival.

Marga Gomez - December 14, 2017ƫ Latin Standards Mixing nostalgia, urgency, and comic edge, Gomez portrays herself as a driven adult child of a Cuban entertainer.

Lady Bunny - January 25 & 26, 2018ƫ Trans-Jester! The self proclaimed ‘pig in wig’ brings her trademark huge hair to astound and offend – prepare to be challenged.

Joseph Keckler - April 5, 2018ƫ Self-Portrait as an Opera

Calling on a powerful and versatile voice, Joesph Keckler presents a collection of colorful episodes from his own life in operatic form.

Fauxnique - May 17, 2018 The F Word

A look at Feminism through the lens of Drag Cabaret and vice/versa.


A new concert series bringing together an eclectic array of musical artists for exceptional original performances.

Lady Lee and The New Awakeningƫ March 30, 2018 A night of Caribean regga! musicċ Additional artists TBA.


60 YEARS. 3 GENERATIONS. 1 FILIPINO GANGSTER FAMILY. Sara Porkalob’s Dragon Lady comes to OBERON this March.

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Cast BENJAMIN RUSSELL John Willoughby/ John Dashwood A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (OffBroadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Gym at Judson; The Groundling, Axis Theater Company; The Fifth Woman, Metropolitan Playhouse. Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick, Helen Hayes Award Recommended), Annapolis Shakespeare Company; Guns!, Theater of New Canaan. TV/Film: “Blood Feuds,” Lion TV; Experimenter, Magnolia Pictures. Education/Training: BA, Columbia University.

JAMIE SMITHSON Edward/Robert Ferrars/ Lady Middleton A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Cake Off, An Act of God, Signature Theatre; Second City’s Twist Your Dickens, Shear Madness, JAMIE SMITHSON Kennedy Center; The School for Lies, Shakespeare Theatre Company; Sense & Sensibility (Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Production; Helen Hayes nomination, Best Actor), Folger Theatre; Fiddler on the Roof, Arena Stage; Boeing-Boeing, No Rules Theater; Crimes of the Heart, Everyman Theater; Seussical: The Musical, Imagination Stage; The Acting Company; Guthrie Theater; Guthrie Lab; Mile Square Theater; Crescent Stage; The Village Repertory Theater; Charleston Stage. Education/Training: MFA, Rutgers University; Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Creative Team KATE HAMILL Playwright A.R.T.: Debut. Kate is an actor/ playwright. Her plays include Sense and Sensibility (in which she originated the role of Marianne; Winner, Off-Broadway Alliance Award; Drama League Award nomination for Best Revival; 265+ performances Off-Broadway). Other plays include Vanity Fair (in which she originated the role of Becky Sharp; OffBroadway Alliance Award nomination), Pride and Prejudice, In the Mines (Sundance Lab semi-finalist), Little Women, Em (Red Bull New Play finalist), Little Fellow (O’Neill semi-finalist). Additional acting credits include: Bedlam’s The Seagull; Internet Famous, Youngblood; Dreams of A… Marsupial Girl, PearlDamour; Cyrano (upcoming), Amphibian Stage; numerous independent films. Kate’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway, at the Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Rep, PlayMaker’s Rep, Hudson Valley 16

Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Folger Theatre (8 Helen Hayes Award nominations; Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production, Sense & Sensibility), and others. Upcoming productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center, Jungle Theatre, and more. Kate is currently working on new adaptations of Little Women, 20K Leagues Under the Sea, and The Odyssey, as well as several new original plays, including Love Poem and Prostitute Play. She was one of 2016’s top twenty most-produced playwrights in America; Sense & Sensibility was one of the top ten most-produced plays. She is currently playing Lizzy Bennet in her adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, running off-Broadway at Primary Stages until January 6th.

Creative Team ERIC TUCKER Staging and Direction A.R.T.: Debut. Eric was named the Wall Street Journal Director of the Year in 2014. Off-Broadway: Bedlam’s Peter Pan, The Duke on 42nd; Vanity Fair, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Drama League nomination, Best Revival; Wall Street Journal Best Classical Production 2015), Pearl Theater; Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (Off-Broadway Alliance Award; Lucille Lortel nomination, Best Director; Drama League nomination, Best Revival), Gym at Judson; Tina Packer’s Women of Will. For Bedlam: Hamlet (New York Times top ten; Time Out NY and Backstage Critics’ Pick) and Saint Joan (New York Times and Time Magazine Top Ten; OffBroadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience, Best Revival 2014), McCarter Theatre, Central Square Theater (Elliot Norton Outstanding Visiting Production/ Outstanding Ensemble, Boston Globe top ten); Dead Dog Park; New York Animals (world premiere by Steven Sater and Burt Bacharach); Twelfth Night and What You Will (New York Times Critics’ Picks); The Seagull (Wall Street Journal Best Classical Production 2014). Regional: Sense & Sensibility (Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction), Folger Theatre; The Merry Wives of Windsor, Two River Theater; Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, OSF; Pericles, American Players Theatre; Copenhagen, Central Square Theater; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Mate, The Actors’ Gang. Education/Training: MFA, Trinity Rep Conservatory. He resides in New York City, where he is Artistic Director of Bedlam.

ALEXANDRA BELLER Choreographer A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience, Lucille Lortel nomination), Gym at Judson; Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Chang(e), HERE; How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, movement coaching for Taylor Mac, Theatre Asker, Dael Orlandersmith. Regional: Sense & Sensibility (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Choreography), Folger Theatre. Dance: Alexandra Beller/Dances (Artistic Director); Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (Company Member 1995-2001); Dance Theater Workshop; La MaMa; Institute for Contemporary Art (Boston); The Yard (Martha’s Vineyard); 92nd St. Y; Aaron Davis Hall; Danspace Project at St. Mark’s; Abron’s Art Center; Joyce SoHo; P.S. 122; WAX; HERE; The Connelly Theater, SUNY Purchase College; Dance New Amsterdam; Symphony Space; Jacob’s Pillow. JOHN McDERMOTT Scenic Designer A.R.T.: Assistant Scenic Designer: The Oresteia; Richard II. Off-Broadway: Kaspar Hauser, The Flea; The Revisionist, Rattlestick; Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Gym at Judson; Bedlam’s New York Animals, New Ohio Theatre; Colt Coeur’s Dry Land. Regional: Transfers, New York Stage and Film; Tribes, Barrington Stage Company; Red Velvet, Shakespeare & Company; Red, Dorset Theatre Festival. Assistant Professor, Adelphi University.








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Creative Team ANGELA HUFF Costume Designer A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: Puppet design, Globe Theatre; Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Gym at Judson. Opera: La Bohème, The Magic Flute, Così fan tutte, London (collaborations with Philip Parr); Romeo and Juliet, Dicapo Opera Theatre; The National Lyric Opera Touring Company; The Encompass New Opera Theatre; The Turn of the Screw, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Opera Moderne; The Hot Box Girls. Film: Little Women, Gulliver’s Travels, The Crucible. Angela was born and educated in Dusseldorf, Germany and has worked in London, Los Angeles, and New York. LES DICKERT Lighting Designer A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Women of Will, Gym at Judson, Nora Theatre Company; Isaac’s Eye, Ensemble Studio Theatre; Buried Up to My Neck, La MaMa; Steve & Idi, Rattlestick. International: Edinburgh International Festival; Sadler’s Wells; The Royal Ballets of Denmark, Flanders, England, and Holland; Bayerisches Staatsballet; Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden; National Ballet of Canada; Australian Ballet; Milan La Scala Ballet; Teatro Argentina; Izmir Dance Festival. Regional: Colorado Shakespeare Festival; Arden Theatre Company; Shakespeare & Company; Perseverance Theatre. ALEX NEUMANN Sound Designer A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway (Associate Sound Design): M. Butterfly, Hello, Dolly!, Shuffle Along, Fiddler on the Roof. Regional: Going To See The Kid, Merrimack Repertory Theatre; Bus Stop, The Atheist, Huntington Theatre Company; Ether Dome, Alley Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company; Knickerbocker, Hapgood, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Drama Desk Awards 2017; A Tribute to the Presidential Scholars, Kennedy Center 2016, 2017. Education/ Training: BA Music, SUNY Potsdam; MFA, Boston University. Current lecturer at Yale University.

BRETT ANDERS Production Stage Manager A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: The Treasurer, Bella: An American Tall Tale, Playwrights Horizons; The Harvest, LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater. Regional: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Two River Theater; The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Theatre Under the Stars; forty productions at Alley Theatre in Houston, TX. TAYLOR BRENNAN Assistant Stage Manager A.R.T.: Stage Manager: Burn All Night; Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education; O.P.C.; The Shape She Makes; The Donkey Show. Assistant Stage Manager: The Night of the Iguana; Fingersmith; RoosevElvis; Kansas City Choir Boy; The Heart of Robin Hood; All the Way; The Glass Menagerie; The Lily’s Revenge; Once. Production Associate: Prometheus Bound; The Blue Flower; Cabaret. Production Coordinator: Hansel and Gretel; Nutcracker Turbo: And Other Love Stories; Bob: A Life in Five Acts; As You Like It; The Snow Queen. Education/ Training: BFA (Summa Cum Laude), Boston University. AUBREY SNOWDEN Associate Director A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway (Assistant Director): Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (Off-Broadway Alliance Award), Gym at Judson, Sheen Center; Bedlam’s The Seagull, Sheen Center; Spill, Ensemble Studio Theater. Off-Broadway (Director): Bigfoot Stole My Wife, Access Theater. Regional: Betrayal, The Wilbury Group; See Bat Fly, Playwrights Rep Festival. Regional (Assistant Director): House and Garden, Trinity Rep. Educational (Director): The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, UNC, Chapel Hill. Education/Training: MFA, Brown University/Trinity Rep.


The A.R.T. Institute Class of 2018’s 2017/18 Season

Charlotte’s Web

December 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Adapted by Joseph Robinette Based on the story by E.B. White Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky


January 19 - 21, 2018

Written by Kirsten Greenidge Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw

Assistance March 15 - 17, 2018

Written by Leslye Headland Directed by Scott Zigler

Our Town May 20 - 25, 2018

Written by Thornton Wilder Directed by Marcus Stern

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Creative Team HEATHER ENGLANDER Substitute Production Stage Manager A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland, IF/THEN. National Tours: Fun Home, IF/THEN. Off-Broadway: Doctor Faustus, Classic Stage Company; Dying For It, Atlantic; Much Ado About Nothing, Talley's Folly, Roundabout; GIANT, Into The Woods, Love's Labor's Lost, Public Theater; Far From Heaven, Playwrights Horizons; Killers And Other Family, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; The Bad Guys, Second Stage Uptown. Education: Barnard College. ALYCIA MARUCCI Substitute Assistant Stage Manager A.R.T.: The Donkey Show; Fingersmith; Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women; Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Opera: Le Carnaval de Venise, works by Ulisse, Pergolesi, Charpentier (Production Stage Manager), Boston Early Music Festival; Guilio Cesare (Production Stage Manager), Boston Baroque. Theater: Skeleton Crew, Huntington Theatre Company; Showboat, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddlehead Theatre Company. Plays: Finish Line (Production Stage Manager), Boston Theater Company. Education: BA (Arts Admin.), Suffolk University.

BEDLAM BEDLAM is a NYC-based not-for-profit theatre company under the leadership of Artistic Director Eric Tucker and Managing Director Kimberly Pau Boston. Founded in 2012, Bedlam received instant recognition for its production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, in which only four actors played over 25 characters. Additional past shows include Sense & Sensibility, Peter Pan, The Seagull, Dead Dog Park, New York Animals, Hamlet, and two productions of Twelfth Night that ran in rep with each other. Bedlam’s productions have been noted as Ben Brantley’s “Critics’ Picks” for the New York Times six times, included on the New York Times “Top Ten Best Show Lists” two times, as well as those of the Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine respectively. The Wall Street Journal also named Eric Tucker as “Director of the Year” in 2014. Bedlam has won three IRNE Awards, two Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, and an Obie Grant. Bedlam has also been nominated for two Lucille Lortel awards, a Drama League award, and five Elliot Norton awards, winning for Outstanding Visiting Production and Best Ensemble for Saint Joan and Outstanding Visiting Production for Twelfth Night / What You Will. Bedlam also offers a free Veteran Outreach program and adult education workshops in acting, producing and directing.

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

The Director and Choreographer are members of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.

The American Repertory Theater is a member of ArtsBoston, StageSource, and Theatre Communications Group.


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About the A.R.T.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Andrew Ory, Chair Diane Borger Laurie Burt Paul Buttenwieser RoAnn Costin Michael Feinstein Provost Alan M. Garber Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Catherine Gellert Rebecca Grafstein Lori Gross Ann Gund Sarah Hancock Jonathan Hulbert Steve Johnson Alan K. Jones Robin Kelsey Herman "Dutch" Leonard Serena Lese Dennis Masel Thomas B. McGrath Ward Mooney Bob Murchison Dan Nova Diane Paulus Mike Sheehan Fay Shutzer Sid Yog

BOARD OF ADVISORS Ann Gund, Co-Chair Karen Mueller, Co-Chair Paolo Abelli Frances Shtull Adams Robert Bowie, Jr. Amy Brakeman Philip Burling* Greg Carr Antonia Handler Chayes* Lucy Chung Lizabeth Cohen Lisa Coleman Kathleen Connor Rohit Deshpande Susan Edgman-Levitan Shanti Fry Erin Gilligan Jonathan Glazer Candy Kosow Gold Rachael Goldfarb Robert C. Green Barbara Wallace Grossman Peggy Hanratty Marcia Head James Higgins Horace H. Irvine II Brenda Jarrell Emma Torres Johnson Jerry Jordan Dean Huntington Lambert G. Barrie Landry Ursula Liff Timothy Patrick McCarthy Travis McCready Jim Nuzzo Irv Plotkin Martin Puchner Ellen Gordon Reeves Pat Romeo-Gilbert Linda U. Sanger Maggie Seelig Dina Selkoe John A. Shane Michael Shinagel Lisbeth Tarlow Sarasina Tuchen Susan Ware Michael Yogman Stephen H. Zinner, M.D. *Emeriti


The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work in Cambridge and beyond. The A.R.T. was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as Artistic Director until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure as Artistic Director in 2008. Under the leadership of Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, the A.R.T. seeks to expand the boundaries of theater by programming events that immerse audiences in transformative theatrical experiences. Throughout its history, the A.R.T. has been honored with many distinguished awards, including the Tony Award for Best New Play for All the Way (2014); consecutive Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical for Pippin (2013) and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012), both of which Paulus directed; a Pulitzer Prize; a Jujamcyn Prize for outstanding contribution to the development of creative talent; the Regional Theater Tony Award; and numerous Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards. The A.R.T. collaborates with artists around the world to develop and create work in new ways. It is currently engaged in a number of multi-year projects, including a new collaboration with Harvard's Center for the Environment that will result in the development of new work over several years. Under Paulus’s leadership, the A.R.T.’s club theater, OBERON, has been an incubator for local and emerging artists and has attracted national attention for its innovative programming and business models. As the professional theater on the campus of Harvard University, the A.R.T. catalyzes discourse, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative exchange among a wide range of academic departments, institutions, students, and faculty members, acting as a conduit between its community of artists and the university. The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training, which is run in partnership with the Moscow Art Theatre School, offers graduate training in acting, dramaturgy, and voice. The A.R.T. also plays a central role in Harvard's undergraduate Theater, Dance, and Media concentration. Dedicated to making great theater accessible, the A.R.T. actively engages more than 5,000 community members and local students annually in project-based partnerships, workshops, conversations with artists, and other enrichment activities both at the theater and across the Greater Boston area. Through all of these initiatives, the A.R.T. is dedicated to producing world-class performances in which the audience is central to the theatrical experience.

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The American Repertory Theater is deeply grateful for the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies whose contributions make its work possible. The following gifts were received between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

VISIONARY Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative Amy and Ed Brakeman* Betsy and Edward Cohen*† Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

$100,000 and above Sarah Hancock* President and Fellows of Harvard College The Johnson Family* Alison and Bob Murchison*

The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust RN Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation

Paul Finnegan* Fresh Sound Foundation Catherine Gellert*† Joseph Hammer The Hershey Family Foundation Allison Johnson* Serena and Bill Lese *† Massachusetts Cultural Council

Thomas B. McGrath and Sandy Medallis* National Endowment for the Arts Poss Family Foundation Rowland Foundation Maureen and Mike Sheehan* Sid Yog*

Ann and Graham Gund* Marcia Head* Barbara and Amos Hostetter* JetBlue Airways Alan Jones and Ashley Garrett*† Landry Family Foundation Jeanne and Dennis Masel *† Lucy and Ward Mooney* Newbury Comics Inc.

Annette and Dan Nova * The Pemberton Family Foundation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Lisbeth Tarlow and Stephen Kay * Theatre Forward Donald and Susan Ware * The Xander Group Inc.

Debbie DeCotis † The Elphaba Fund Drew Faust Candy Kosow Gold and Martin Waters Lawrence Golub † Grayson Family Foundation Priscilla and Richard Hunt John Moriarty & Associates, Inc. Janet and Howard Kagan † Judith and Douglas Krupp Liberty Mutual Michael and Jamie Lynton † YiLing Mao and Ping Mo † Sally McNagny and Robert Green Hee-Jung and John Moon †

John and Carol Moriarty Marjorie and Robert Ory Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner Cokie and Lee Perry Stan Ponte and John Metzner † The Office of the Provost at Harvard University Patricia Romeo-Gilbert and Paul Gilbert Valerie Beth Schwartz Foundation Silver Mountain for the Arts Delia and Robin Thompson Sarasina and Mike Tuchen Charlotte and Herb Wagner

Erin Gilligan and Hoil Kim Jonathan Glazer and Hadley Leach † Rachael Goldfarb Corinne Basler Grousbeck John and Hannah Grove Peggy Hanratty Pamela Haran and David S. Godkin John W. Henry Family Foundation Kathy and Ernie Herrman Heather and James Higgins † Bill and Yuko Hunt Janice and Ralph James Brenda Jarrell

Jerry Jordan Lars Charitable Foundation Lori Lesser ‡ Tristin and Martin Mannion Karen and Gary Mueller Jim Nuzzo Janny and Dave Offensend Erica and Ted Pappendick D. Randy Peeler Julia Pershan and Jonathan Cohen ‡ Janet and Irv Plotkin Diane Quinn and Keith Freiter Rosse Family Charitable Foundation

BENEFACTOR Amy and David Abrams* The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Katie and Paul Buttenwieser* RoAnn Costin* The Dana Foundation Laura and Michael Dreese* E.H.A. Foundation

$50,000 - $99,999

LEADER Ernie Boch Jr.* Laurie Burt* The Gregory C. Carr Foundation Chung Family Foundation Zita Ezpeleta and Kewsong Lee*† Andrew Farkas*† Michael Feinstein and Denise Waldron* Rebecca and Laurence Grafstein*†

$25,000 - $49,999

PRODUCER Anonymous Bill and Joan Alfond Sharmy and David Altshuler Yuriko Jane Anton and Philip Anton Jill and John Avery John, Robert, Thomas, & James Bailey Anita and Joshua Bekenstein Amanda Brown and Justin Chang † Hilary and Philip Burling Katherine Chapman Barbara and Rodgin Cohen † Alexi and Steve Conine Karen and Brian Conway Crystal Financial Linda and Daniel Cummings

$10,000 - $24,999

PARTNER Anonymous (3) Paolo Abelli Frances Shtull Adams Joel and Lisa Alvord Willa and Taylor Bodman Helen and Joe Bouscaren Robert Bowie, Jr. Cambridge Community Foundation Chet and Carol Cekala Beth and Richard Compson Kathy Connor EY Shanti Fry and Jeffrey Zinsmeyer

$5,000 - $9,999


PARTNER (cont'd) Maggie and Jonathan Seelig The Shane Foundation Mark Stein John Travis Fran and Barry Weissler ‡

$5,000 - $9,999 Mary and Ted Wendell Dyann and Peter Wirth Michael Yogman and Elizabeth Ascher Gwill York and Paul Maeder

Stephen H. Zinner, M.D. and S. Wade Taylor, PhD Dr. Deborah Tolman and Luis Ubinas ‡

Catherine Hayden and David Thurston Karen Johansen and Gardner Hendrie Peter Hornstra Tracey and Jonathan Hurd Madeline Jacquet Melissa Kaish and Jonathan Dorfman ‡ Jane L. Katz ‡ Jason Kemper and Thor Perplies ‡ Alvin and Barbara Krakow Ann and Ted Kurland Barbara H. Landreth, M.D. ‡ Herman "Dutch" Leonard and Kathryn Angell John D.C. Little The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Barbara Millen and Markley Boyer Diana Nelson and John C. Atwater Marie Nugent-Head and James C. Marlas ‡

Tracy and Leon Palandjian Panta Rhea Foundation Rafanelli Events Ellen Gordon Reeves † Brett Robbins Molly Schoeck and Guy MacDonald Chrys and Rob Schmults Wendy Shattuck and Sam Plimpton Harry Sherr and Cynthia Strauss Stacie Simon and Hal Tepfer Epp Sonin Fredericka and Howard Stevenson Hannah and Andy Stevenson Beth and Anthony Terrana Sandra Urie and Frank Herron Mindee Wasserman, Esq. Davin T. and David P. Wedel Fancy and Jeff Zilberfarb

Jeanne Hagerty Melinda Hall and Larry Pratt Michael Harper Beth Heard-Laffey Linda A. Hill and Dr. Roger E. Breitbart Jen Horton and David Regan Maisie and James Houghton Hunt Alternatives Beth Hutchins and Pete Skeggs Alexandra Juckno Robin E. Kelsey Stephanie and Rakesh Khurana Stephen W. Kidder and Judith A. Malone Hunt and Kelly Lambert William Leblanc Stacey Schneer Lee Nir Liberboim Mr. and Mrs. Hambleton Lord Loro Piana David Margolin and Nancy Bernhard Beth and Carmine Martignetti Alison McArdle Kelly and Steven Migliero Anne Mitchell Debbie A. Murray, In memory of Ronald Dale Adams Evelyn and Maclyn Musser Sabrina and Robert Nicholson William O. Nutting and Veronica Zoani Quinterno Finley and Patricia Perry Susan Pett Susan and Bill Poduska Lia and William Poorvu Fern Portnoy and Roger Goldman Adele Pressman Heidi Pribell and Robert Svikhart Suzanne Priebatsch Chris Prokop and Mark Battista Cynthia and John Reed

Karen Foote Richards Jill Richardson and Peter Chinetti Helen Riess, M.D. and Norman Nishioka, M.D. Tamara and Tony Rogers Gabriela and Bob Romanow Charles Rose Beatrice Roy Amy Russo Allison K. Ryder and David B. Jones Linda Sallop and Michael Fenlon Nichole Bookwalter Savenor and Alan Savenor Maura Costin Scalise and Bob Scalise Susan and Bob Schechter Mark Schuster Michael Shinagel and Marjorie North Somerled Charitable Foundation Vivian and Lionel Spiro Deborah Sweet and Steven Lazar Melinda B. Thaler ‡ Sarah Thomas Mark and Diane Thompson The Joseph W. and Faith K. Tiberio Charitable Foundation Dr. Norman Weeks Tricia and Nick Winton

SPONSOR Anonymous (6) Barbara E. Bierer, M.D. and Steven E. Hyman, M.D.* Diane Borger Denise Casper Shannon Chandley and Tom Silvia Clarke and Ethel D. Coggeshall Lizabeth Cohen and Herrick Chapman Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski Rohit Deshpande Andrew Dominus and Stephanie Altman Dominus ‡ Nancy Donahoe and John Cohen Susan Edgman-Levitan and Richard Levitan Epstein Joslin Architects Deborah and Ronald Feinstein Jody and Thomas Gill Barbara and Steve Grossman Gail and Walter Harris

$2,500 - $4,999

PATRON Anonymous (2) Naomi Aberly Mary Akerson and Steven Cohen Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., CPAs Helle Mathiason Alpert Dianne Anderson James Basker ‡ Carol Beggy The Beker Foundation Dr. Susan E. Bennett and Dr. Gerald B. Pier Susana and Clark Bernard Leonard and Jane Bernstein Lisa Bevilaqua Barbara and William Boger Garen Bohlin & Diana Sorensen Joy and Steven Bunson ‡ Jonathan Bush Elizabeth Washburn Cabot The Edmund and Betsy Cabot Charitable Foundation Sara Campbell Mary Cassesso and Peter Miller Lynne and John Chuang Codman Academy Charter Public School Dr. Lisa Coleman Cindy and Tom Costin Paula L. and Anthony M. Demarco Mark Diker and Deborah Colson ‡ Tara and Mike Edelman Amy Edmondson and George Daley Mary and Juan Enriquez Michelle Fee Smith and Michael Fee Lisa Frantzis and Ophelia Dahl Donald Fulton Phil Gormley and Erica Bisguier Lindsay and Garth Greimann Marjorie and Nicholas Greville Lori E. Gross and Robert Douglas Campbell


$1,000 - $2,499

CONTRIBUTOR Anonymous (4) Stephanie Andrews and Marc White Evelyn Barnes and Mary Carter William M. Bazzy Ms. Kathryn Biberstein Dorothea and Sheldon Buckler Antonia H. Chayes Ron Coyne Laura and Simon Davidson Dorothy Rebecca Davies Scott D. Feinstein Judy and Henry Frechette James Gamble Dr. Alan Garber and Dr. Anne Yahanda Givenik LLC Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good and Byron J. Good Melissa Hale and Jim Woodman Dena and Felda Hardymon Phyllis Harrington Georgene and Dudley Herschbach Megan and David Hinckley James P. Hoben Caroline and Fred Hoppin

$500 - $999 Frederic H. Jacobs Belinda Juran and Evan Schapiro Joseph Kahan Jane Katims and Dan Perlman Priscilla Kauff ‡ Jim Keegan Josh Krugman Lisabeth and James Kundert Lisa and Tim LaLonde ‡ The Landa Family Abigail Lash and Austin Shapard Priscilla Lawrence and Patrick Melampy Ursula Liff Kathleen Malley Wendy Mariner and Toby Nagurney Peter Mazareas Anita Meiklejohn and Vincent Piccirilli Sharon Miller Deborah and Timothy Moore Aileen Murphy Newton at Home Dr. Shara Oken Donald and Laurie Peck

SUPPORTER Anonymous (2) Shari Malyn Abbott and Jon Abbott Donna and Albert Bangert Miles Barnett Andrea L. Benoit and Michael Parsons Catherine Bird Dr. Bryan Bryson Marie and Peter Butler Donna Case Joan and Steve Clark Arlene and Steven Cohen Pieter Cohen Dale and Peter Coxe The Cranton Family Diane Danielson Jo Ann David-Kasdan and Menachem Kasdan Jane and Stephen Deutsch Dorothy Elms and Doug Brown Lewis Feldstein Lesley Field ‡ Anna Fitzloff Robin Freeman Howard Gardner, M.D. Sandra Ginnis Patricia Glazer and Bob Egan Sharon Goddard White and David White Laurie and Jeffrey Goldbarg, M.D. Mark Granovsky Drs. Shelly Greenfield & Allan Brandt Lisa Gruenberg and Martin Carmichael

Daphne Petri James Preston Jack and Jane Reardon Sally C. Reid and John D. Sigel Gail Roberts Dr. Linda U. Sanger* Adina Schecter ‡ Steven Showalter and Jeffrey Davis Ildiko Sragli and Barry Appelman ‡ Lisa Stern and Jim Brochin ‡ Leslie and Dan Sullivan Sally Thurston Jane and William Vaughn III Richard Walton and Susan Olsen Walton Jonice Webb and Seth Davis Lally Weymouth ‡ Kelsey Wirth and Dr. Samuel Myers Marla and Ron Wolf ‡ Lisa and Clark Wright Carolyn Zern

$250 - $499 Robert Harrington John Hayden Johanna and Andrew Herwitz ‡ Lisa Heyison Sonia Hofkosh and Jonathan Hulbert Chad Jackson and Kathryn Burton Sarah Jaffe and Richard Eisert ‡ Naomi Kaufman & Tom Quintal Sheila Kennedy Lynn Kodama Steven Lampert and Anita Feins Heidi Legg Angela Lifsey Jonathan Litt Vanessa Liu ‡ Stephen Martyak and Ryan Means Louisa and Kevin McCall Lisa McDonough Dr. Deborah Moran Susan and Ed Novick ‡ Professor Suzanne P. Ogden and Peter Rogers Drs. Hilda and Max Perlitsh Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Sarah Piper ‡ William Reardon Steve Rivera Amy Rowe Gladys Santiago ‡ Ivy Scricco Drs. Margaret J. and Michael P. Simon Judith Singer and Beth Gamse Ray Smith ‡

Karen and Steve Stulck James Therrien Lynn and George Vos ‡ William Waters Susan Weiss Amanda and Ryan West Deborah Whitehill and Howard Zaharoff Ann Wozencraft and Craig Willey ‡ Jeffrey Zapfe Warren and Nikki Zapol William Zinn * Donors who provide annual operating support of $25,000 or more are members of the Artistic Director's Circle. † A.R.T. N.Y.C. Leadership Circle Members. The A.R.T. N.Y.C. Leadership Circle includes New York-based donors of $10,000 and above, and all New York-based Trustees and Advisors. ‡ A.R.T. N.Y.C. Supporters


IN-KIND SUPPORTERS Ilex Designs/ Andrew Anderson (Floral Sponsor)

Aesop Beat Brasserie Boch Center Amy and Ed Brakeman Katie and Paul Buttenwieser Cambridge, 1. Ronald Casty The Catered Affair The Charles Hotel Michael Feinstein and Denise Waldron

JetBlue (Official Airline Sponsor)

Meyer Sound (Loeb Sound System Sponsor)

Lori Finkel and Andrew Cogan Google Rebecca and Laurence Grafstein Grafton Street The Graphic Group Harvest Henrietta's Table Marty Hom Alison and Bob Murchison Noir Bar

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The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust The Regattabar Cheryl Richards Les Sablons The Sinclair Toscano

THEATRE FORWARD Theatre Forward is a not-for-profit organization that advances the American theater and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading non-profit theaters. The following foundations, individuals, and corporations support these theatres through their contributions of $2,500 and above to Theatre Forward. Buford Alexander and Pamela Farr *◊ American Express * AT&T ◊ Mitchell J. Auslander *◊ Joseph Baio * Bank of America * Sheri and Les Biller Foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies BNY Mellon Steven & Joy Bunson *◊ Marianne Cassini Cisco Systems, Inc. * Citi Sue Ann Collins * COOMI Paula A. Dominick *◊ Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Dramatists Play Service, Inc. * Kevin & Anne Driscoll * John R. Dutt *◊ Edgerton Foundation Epiq Systems ESCADA The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. EY * Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing Jessica Farr Alan & Jennifer Freedman Steven Gartner * Glen Gillen and Michael Lawrence Kiki & David Gindler Goldman, Sachs & Co.


Roe Green Foundation Richard K. Greene Nancy Hancock Griffith * Brian J. Harkins The Hearst Foundations ◊ Gregory S. Hurst Howard and Janet Kagan Mary Kitchen and Jon Orszag * Anthony and Diane Lembke, in honor of Brian J. Harkins, board member. * Jody & David Lippman Susan and John Major Donor Advised Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Jonathan Maurer and Gretchen Shugart MetLife Morgan Stanley Louise Moriarty & Patrick Stack * National Endowment for the Arts ◊ The Nederlander Organization Newmark Holdings Lisa Orberg ◊ Frank & Bonnie Orlowski Pfizer, Inc. Presidio Thomas C. Quick RBC Wealth Management ◊ The Schloss Family Foundation ◊ Mary Lou Seidner * Elliott Sernel & Larry Falconio *

Stephanie Scott Daniel A. Simkowitz George S. Smith, Jr. Southwest Airlines ◊† S&P Global TD Charitable Foundation ◊ Ten Chimneys Foundation Gretchen Shugart John Thomopoulos Evelyn Mack Truitt * James S. & Lynne Turley ◊ UBS University Hospitals Michael A. Wall * Wells Fargo ◊ Isabelle Winkles *Theatre Forward/DeWitt Stern Fund for New American Theatre ◊ Educating through Theatre Support †Includes In-kind support As of August 2017 Theatre Forward supporters are former supporters of National Corporate Theatre Fund and Impact Creativity.

Performers in Proclamation 5: True That, an after-school playmaking intensive for Bostonarea high schoolers led by A.R.T.'s Education & Community Programs.

Education & Community Programs

Education Experience A.R.T. Education Experiences spark meaningful discourse, in and out of school. In addition to fostering creativity, collaboration, and intellectual curiosity in our community, we support teachers with free arts-integrated teaching tools and affordable tickets to world-class theater at the A.R.T. Community Connections A.R.T. partners with Boston-area non-profit organizations, bringing high-quality arts experiences to underserved families and individuals. Community Connections pairs subsidized tickets to A.R.T. performances with enrichment programming ranging from private artist talks to in-depth workshops.

A.R.T. Kids Company Children ages 5–10 join us on Saturday mornings in the fall and spring to learn the fundamentals of theater by re-imagining classic and contemporary tales, live! Summer 2017 also marked the launch of the first-ever A.R.T. Kids Company Jamboree, a week-long, half-day program integrating storytelling with STEM learning. Proclamation An ensemble of local high school juniors and seniors team up with A.R.T. artists and Harvard scholars for an eight-week afterschool playmaking intensive. The result is a vivid, provocative, and fresh performance work. This fall, the ensemble explored themes of seeking, using, and creating truth in Proclamation 5: True That!. To learn more about A.R.T. Education & Community Programs, visit:

Photo: Gretjen Helene Photography.

A.R.T. Education & Community programs offer in-depth access to A.R.T. artists and productions for everyone in our community.






Director of Artistic Programs/Dramaturg Ryan McKittrick Artistic Producer Mark Lunsford Special Assistant Brídín Clements Company Manager Ryan Sweeney Assistant Company Manager Alta Lewis Millard Artistic Assistant Taylor Brennan Artistic Fellow Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence Artistic Interns Laura Sky Herman, Gregory Lipson, Elle Shaheen OBERON Production Manager Skip Curtiss OBERON Programming Manager Emma Watt OBERON Venue Manager Leo X. Crowley OBERON Assistant Venue Manager Megan Minger OBERON Assistant Lighting Supervisor Justin Paice OBERON Assistant Sound Supervisor Alex Giorgetti OBERON Theatrical Audio Technician Katrina Sistare OBERON House Lighting Programmer Sean Pieroth OBERON House Sound Engineer Michael Policare Deputy Director of Development Grants Manager Director, Individual Giving Assistant Director, Events & Partnerships Development Officer Development Information and Database Specialist Development Fellow General Manager Theater and Facilities Manager Senior Financial Accountant Financial Associate Payroll Coordinator Accounting Assistant Finance Intern

Jessica Morrison Meghan Coleman Eric Bailey Christine Noah Jonathan Remmers

Education and Community Programs Intern

Costume Shop Manager Assistant Costume Shop Manager Head Draper Crafts Artisan Wardrobe Supervisor Wardrobe Dresser & Wig Runner

Steve Showalter Tracy Keene

Scenic Painter

Rebecca Wrigley Toufiq Aitelfqih David Jewett Yvette Layne Kibru Agezi Dessie

Grace Geller Rebecca Curtiss Joel Zayac Robert Duffley Brenna Nicely James Montaño Stacey Schutzman David Libbey Johnathan Carr Hali Letlow, Noelle Scarlett Milo O'Connell

Bryant Cyr Suzanne O. Kadiff

Matthew Adelman Alex Brandt Jeremy Goldenberg

Properties Manager Assistant Properties Manager Props Carpenter

Darnell Graham Michael Winn

Jeremie Lozier Kathryn Nakaji

Sue Makkoo Carson M. Eddy Caitlin Menotti Jeffrey Scott Burrows Alma Reyes Emily Damron

Lighting and Projections Supervisor Assistant Lighting Supervisor Light Board Programmer/Operator

Technical Director Assistant Technical Director Scene Shop Supervisor Scenic Charge Artist Master Carpenter Scenic Carpenters

Director of Patron Services/ System Administrator Derek Mueller Ticket Services Manager Alicia Curtis Audience Services Manager Stephen Wuycheck Assistant Ticket Services Manager Emma Putnam Ticket Services Representative Cassandra Long Weekend Shift Supervisor Heather Conroe Ticket Services Staff Kaylah Dixon, Danni Long, Tani Nakamoto, Nina Pelligra, Sean Watkins Front of House Manager Matt Spano Duty House Managers Heather Conroe, Marissa Friedman, Stephanie Pando, Courteney Smith Volunteer Usher Coordinator Barbara Lindstrom Loeb Receptionists Sarah Leon, Maria Medeiros Receptionists Jack Holder, Barbara Lindstrom, Sean O'Leary, Alison Schaefer, Matt Spano Director of Marketing and Communications PR Director Senior Graphic Designer Editor and Assistant Dramaturg Education and Community Programs Manager Education and Community Programs Fellow Marketing and Communications Fellow Digital Graphics and Design Fellow Videographer Marketing and Communications Interns

Associate Production Manager Production Supervisor, Pedagogical Programs Assistant Production Supervisor, Pedagogical Programs Costume/Props Stock Manager

Cynthia Lee-Sullivan Rebecca Helgeson Nicholas Menge Stephen Setterlun Kristin Knutson David Schultz Jerry Vogt Peter Doucette Bill Hawkins, Derek Jay, Dan Lincoln, York-Andreas Paris, Ray Reyes, Nick Tosches Heather Morris

Sound Manager Assistant Sound Manager Front of House Mixer Deck Sound/A2 Sound Intern

Sam Lerner Bryan Atterberry Michelle Reiss Alison Schaefer Isabella Vitti

Assistant Stage Operations Supervisor Stage Operations—Props

Steven Manifold Ricky Roman

Director, Institute for Advanced Theater Training Administrative Director Associate Director Co-head of Dramaturgy Co-head of Dramaturgy Head of Voice & Speech Resident Literary Advisor Institute Fellow

Scott Zigler Julia Smeliansky Marcus Stern Anatoly Smeliansky Ryan McKittrick Erika Bailey Arthur Holmberg Katy Poludniak

FOR BEDLAM'S SENSE & SENSIBILITY Primary Audio Describer* Jessica Shroder Secondary Audio Describer* Janet Stankus ASL Coach John Pirone ASL Interpreters Cassie Lang, Michael Sullivan Open Captioning C2, David Chu Scenic Thomas Eckenfels, Brian Melcher, Dawn Morningstar, Rachel Shainwald, Alex Phillips, Alex Platt Load-in Crew (Sound) Ari Kaufman, Terrence Dowdye, Matt Peiffer, Justin Vining Stage Lukas Theodossiou First Hand Toby Kreimendahl Stitchers Chelsea Kerl, Sally Perry Props Craftspeople Christine B. Ir G, Lisa Guild-Hanna, Allison Gillaspie Receptionist Alissa Cordeiro Curriculum Consultant Michelle LoRicco

As of December 2017


*This Season, the A.R.T. fondly remembers Alice Austin, who recently passed away unexpectedly. Alice provided description for blind and low-visioned patrons of numerous productions at A.R.T. and around the Greater Boston area. Since first working with A.R.T. on The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (2011), Alice guided the theater in the creation and curation of audio-described performances as well as advocating nationally for access to the arts.

PLEASE NOTE: The photographing or sound recording of any performance or the possession of any device for such photographing or recording inside this theater, without the written permission of the management, is prohibited by law. Violators may be punished by ejection, and violations may render the offender liable for monetary damages.



Post-performance discussions follow select matinees; visit our website for specific dates and times. LARGE PRINT


EMERGENCIES: In case of emergency, contact the House Manager or nearest usher.


All venues are fully accessible. A wheelchairaccessible bathroom is located to the left as you face the box office in the front lobby (ushers or reception desk personnel will direct you). WEST LOBBY

Assistive listening devices are available for all A.R.T. performances. The theater is equipped with an infrared amplification system for the hard of hearing; headsets are available at the reception desk. For patrons with a telecoil, this theater is also equipped with an induction loop. Please set your device to the "t" setting. A.R.T. offers Open Captioning, Audio Description, ASL interpreted, and Sensory Friendly programming at designated performances throughout the year. Email: 617.547.8300

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Nearest exit route Fire extinguishers

Designated Meeting Site Cross Brattle St. to Radcliffe Yard

FIRE NOTICE: Please take a moment to locate the nearest emergency exit. In the event of a fire or other emergency, remain calm and listen for directions from management and/or via our public address system.

FROM OUR WINGS TO YOURS. JetBlue is proud to be the Official Airline of the American Repertory Theater.

Waitress composer Sara Bareilles discussing the show with local students.

Members of our theater are more than just ticket buyers or subscribers. They are partners in creating the work at our theater, and as such are invited to experience the artistic process alongside us. With membership come several benefits that we think you’ll enjoy: • Unlimited discounted parking • Invitations to insider events like the upcoming backstage tour of Jagged Little Pill • Priority access to tickets

A.R.T. Members at every level sustain the momentum of our theater. They help us reach thousands of students each year through our student matinee and after school programs, like Proclamation, an eight-week program that gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to work with professional artists and Harvard scholars to create a meaningful piece of original devised theater. Becoming a Member today will not only continue to make all of our work accessible to local students, but will also help to further engage generations of audiences for years to come. Your support this year is more important than ever. The creative risks of our productions can only be undertaken with the continuing support of our community.

Become an A.R.T. Member today. To learn more about becoming an A.R.T. Member please contact Eric Bailey, Director of Individual Giving, at or call 617.496.2000.

Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility Program  

Production program for A.R.T.'s production of Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility.

Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility Program  

Production program for A.R.T.'s production of Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility.